Extended two-year period of tax relief applicable when selling a deceased estate

On 27 June 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation issued guidance about what the executor of an estate must do to qualify the estate for capital gains tax relief when circumstances prevent the sale of…

The essential Estate Planning triad – Will, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship.

When creating estate planning documents, most people think of a simple Last Will and Testament. However, there are two equally significant documents that all persons should consider drafting and…

Organise your estate planning documents before travelling abroad

Preparing a travel itinerary and coming up with ideas for an overseas trip is a very exciting time. However, during the travel preparations, many people are also filled with anxieties about leaving…

The importance of making a new Will during a relationship breakdown

During a divorce, a couple’s attention is usually overwhelmingly focused on the process of dissolving the marriage. However, there are some related issues that require the attention of both persons,…

What are squatters’ rights, and who can claim them?

In this post, we look at the seemingly outlandish case of Bill Gertos, who claimed squatters’ rights on a property in Ashbury and was ultimately granted possession of it. How did this property…

How can I protect my adult child who has a disability and lacks the capacity to make life-changing decisions?

Are you worried about an adult child who may be at risk of abuse, exploitation or neglect because of a decision-making disability?  There are important steps you can and should take, but they…